Innovation & Entrepreneurship For the Next Big Idea

Purdue University is a global leader in embracing innovation. Our faculty, staff and students are some of the most prolific in developing and commercializing life-changing discoveries.
Research in crop growrh
#5 most startups based on university intellectual property among U.S. universities - Association of University Technology Managers, 2016
Research in cancer drugs
#15 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents (2015) National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association
Convergence Center

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Individuals interested in learning more about Purdue's innovation and commercialization initiatives can visit the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurship and startup accelerator in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, the Purdue Foundry was named a top recipient at the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation and Awards Program by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information, contact

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